Build farm for OpenJFX (on ARM)

Richard Bair richard.bair at
Thu Feb 5 22:26:55 UTC 2015


> On Feb 5, 2015, at 2:19 PM, Mani Sarkar <sadhak001 at> wrote:
> Hi All,
> As per Chris's message and the tweet I got last night / this morning I'm
> updating you (which I was intending to do when the time was right), that we
> now have a successful OpenJFX build on Cloudbees, see
> Our build farm is able to build an updated artefact each day. Currently its
> a Linux build, the ARM build is on its way, an issue with a dependency has
> hindered us, but once that is also successful you will be able to download
> both these binaries from the above Cloudbees location.
> I'll add to what Chris has mentioned, I was not aware of another initiative
> to build OpenJFX binaries and ours is to not duplicate the effort but make
> such opensource binaries related to OpenJDK available to everyone in the
> community.
> We need all the help you can give us. As you can see from the list on the
> cloud farm, something or the other always needs to be attended to.
> Thanks.
> Cheers,
> Mani
> On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 8:35 AM, Chris Newland <cnewland at>
> wrote:
>> Hi Johan, all,
>> Following the announcement that JDK builds for ARM will no longer include
>> JavaFX I started talking with the OpenJDK Adoption group
>> ( about the
>> possibility of using their CloudBees CI system to produce OpenJFX binaries
>> (for all operating systems including ARM) as a way to help keep JavaFX
>> alive on IoT devices.
>> For those who don't know the Adoption group, its mission is to help
>> developers get started with building OpenJDK, testing new features,
>> submitting bug reports, and cleaning up code.
>> Adoption has a CloudBees CI set up and I've been talking with Mani Sarkar
>> (@theneomatrix369) about setting up an OpenJFX CI project with
>> cross-compile support that builds OpenJFX for all archs.
>> The cross-compile instructions here
>> are working great for me locally so now we're trying to work out how to
>> move that to the cloud.
>> I don't want to tread on anyone's toes here and we're not trying to become
>> any kind of official source for JavaFX, just trying to make sure there's
>> an easy way (e.g. binaries) for end users to add JavaFX to their ARM JDKs
>> and to help people dip their toes into OpenJFX development as per the
>> Adoption group's mission.
>> Happy to coordinate on how we can make this useful and avoid any
>> duplication of effort :)
>> Personally, I'm a big fan of JavaFX and use it as the UI layer in JITWatch
>> ( I'm also into IoT and
>> wearables and think JavaFX would be great on the new Raspberry Pi 2.
>> Cheers,
>> Chris
>> @chriswhocodes
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